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Assault charge dropped against Alabama's Deionte Thompson

Feb. 8, 2019 1:28 PM EST

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — An assault charge was dismissed against Alabama safety and NFL top prospect Deionte Thompson, who was linked to a 2017 spring break fight in Texas. Prosecutors in Galveston County requested the charge be dropped against Thompson, an All-American who in January announced for the NFL...

Top US cardinal let priest accused of sexual abuse lead Mass

Feb. 1, 2019 6:18 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The cardinal who leads the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops allowed a priest to celebrate Mass the same day his name was among those released on a list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo told the Rev. John T. Keller on Wednesday evening that he would be...

Delay in producing evidence may delay school shooting trial

Jan. 28, 2019 5:10 PM EST

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — The trial of a Texas school shooting suspect may be delayed for a year as federal investigators have yet to deliver key evidence, prosecutors said Monday. The disclosure came at a 10-minute status conference in a Galveston courtroom where, by closed circuit video from jail,...

Police capture pair of runaway emus in coastal Texas

Jan. 23, 2019 11:42 AM EST

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Police in coastal Texas have captured a pair of runaway emus that had been on the lam for a day after escaping from their owner's backyard. Emus aren't permitted in Galveston, but police say a man recently brought the large, flightless birds to the island after the death of his...

Death toll in Mexico pipeline fire rises to 93

Jan. 22, 2019 2:06 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The death toll in a massive fire at an illegally tapped pipeline in Mexico rose to 93 on Tuesday after four more injured people died at hospitals. Health Secretary Jorge Alcocer said Tuesday that 46 victims who were severely burned were still in hospitals, two of them in Galveston,...

Robert Durst defense: Evidence could be 'game over' for heir

Jan. 16, 2019 7:46 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New York real estate heir Robert Durst is charged with one count of murder, but will have to defend himself in three killings at trial later this year in California. Los Angeles prosecutors won a victory Tuesday in persuading a judge to allow jurors to hear that Durst killed a man in...

DNA of wolf declared extinct in wild lives on in Texas pack

Jan. 13, 2019 2:49 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Researchers say a pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast carries a substantial amount of red wolf genes, a surprising discovery because the animal was declared extinct in the wild nearly 40 years ago. The finding has led wildlife biologists and others...

Texas man charged in slayings of 3 kids, wounding of mother

Jan. 4, 2019 8:37 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The Texas man accused of killing three young children, including one who was his own child, and severely wounding their mother was charged Friday with capital murder, authorities said. Texas City police Chief Joe Stanton said Junaid Hashim Mehmood, 27, is facing two counts of capital murder...

All parishioners want for Christmas is reopening of church

Dec. 24, 2018 1:46 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — During the Christmas season, the aromas of hot chocolate and tamales would mingle with the sounds of mariachis and hymns praising Our Lady of Guadalupe within the walls of the nearly 80-year-old St. Stephen Catholic Church near downtown Houston. But since May 2016, the church has stood...